Guide for Authors

Article requirements

Original research (scientific articles, reviews, reviews) and previously unpublished archival materials corresponding to the journal's scope are accepted for publication. The editorial board and the editorial team reserve the right to make the final decision regarding the publication of the proposed texts and the right to make editorial changes in the text (after agreement with the author) that do not distort the meaning of the article.


 There is no royalty payment for the authors, and there is no charge for publication of the articles.


Articles can be sent to the email address of the publisher, or (for Irina Andrianova, head of Editorial Staff).

An article that meets the requirements for publication is subsequently registered and sent for peer reviewing.


Technical requirements


As a time-saving measure, authors are asked to follow the technical requirements for the articles. Papers that do not meet these requirements will be rejected.


The article should be drafted in MS Word (.doc or .rtf format). The number of characters in the article (including spaces) should not exceed 30 000.



Font; Times New Roman, 14 points for the text of the article and 12 points for abstract, key words, notes, reference list;

Page margins; top and bottom - 2 cm, right and left - 3 cm;

Paragraph indent: 0.5 cm;

Line interval: 1.5 spacing for the text of the article, notes, reference list; 1 spacing for abstract and key words;

Page numbering: on the bottom right corner of the page.


Article structure

 A scholarly article presented for publication should contain typical elements in the Russian (or French, Italian, Spanish) and English languages.

 The following elements of the article are compulsory:

    1. Universal Decimal Classification Index should be placed on the top left corner (UDCC)
    2. Information on authors such as full name(s), surname, patronymic, academic degree and title, place of work and position – the name of organization, its address including the name of the town and country, author’s e-mail, is placed on the top right corner of the page. Both Russian (or French, Italian, Spanish) and English versions should be presented (author’s name(s) and surname(s) should be transliterated; the name of the organization should correspond to its formally accepted English name). The author’s telephone number should be placed beneath the information.
    3. The title of the article should be written in semi-bold capital letters with center justification in Russian (or French, Italian, Spanish) and English version.
    4. Abstract (between 100 and 250 words, including prepositions, conjunctions and particles). A brief summary of the scholarly article should be presented in the Russian (or French, Italian, Spanish) and English languages.


* The abstract should be written in an informative and clear way. It should represent the subject of research and the variety of information used in the article, reveal the main results and make conclusions.  The summary must be written in the past tense and should not contain quotations. The authors should avoid abbreviations. The structure of the abstract should repeat the structure of the article, including the introduction, aims and tasks, methodology, results and conclusions. However, its subject, theme and aim are indicated if they cannot be deduced from the title of the article; it’s advisable to describe the methods or methodology of the paper if they are innovative or may be interesting with regard to the article. Results of the research should be described in a precise and informative way. Information contained in the article title should not be duplicated in the abstract. Unnecessary phrases and insignificant details should be omitted. Historical background, if it is not the object of research itself, references to previous researches and commonly known ideas should not be included in the abstract. Syntax typical for technical and scientific documents should be used, and complex grammar constructions should be removed. The abstract is targets competent readers, even those from foreign countries, thus, the usage of professional terminology is allowed. Coherence and cohesion of the abstract should be attained by the use of the rules of logic and linking words, namely "consequently", "moreover", "for example", "the benefits of this study", "as a result" etc.), or an idea should logically develop from the previous one. Passive voice constructions should be replaced with active voice ("The study tested", not "It was tested in this study").


5. Keywords (or phrases) should number from 5 to 8 and are separated by commas in Russian (or French, Italian, Spanish) and English versions.


*Keywords are the concepts, terms and names that convey the core meaning in the text and have alternatives in other languages. Keywords should reflect the main content of the article and if possible, they should not duplicate the terms contained in the title and abstract. The concepts, terms and names from the text of the article can be used to facilitate and expand possibilities of finding the article through the information retrieval system.  


6. The text of the article and quotations should be carefully checked by authors and contain references to the original sources indicating page number and the year of publication.


References to research materials should be provided in the body of the article in square brackets: number in the reference list and cited page separated by a comma [2, 55]. References to the books of the Holy Scriptures should be written in accordance with the tradition, i.e.: (1 Corinthians 2:10).


7. Notes (references to archival and other sources, collected works, information materials) should be made in the form of endnotes.

In case of necessity, references to fiction books and other sources are provided in the body of the article in round brackets by indicating the page number (142), or volume and page number separated by a comma (7, 142).


8. Reference list.

NB! Quotation and inclusion of critical studies conducted in the last five years, in the reference list is mandatory. The editorial board highly recommends that the authors include general analysis of scientific literature on the research topic in the article. 


Optional article elements:

Illustrations (figures, photographs) are numbered as per their first mention in the text, provided with titles (in Russian and English) and provided as separate raster files (in .tif, .jpg format). Raster formats (drawings and photographs) must have a resolution of at least 300 dpi. The place of the illustration is indicated in the text of the article, links should be placed: Fig. 1, Ill. 1, Table 1, etc.

Photo of the author (submitted at the request of the author) in the form of separate files in the format .tif, .gif, .jpg, .bmp with a resolution of 300 dpi.

Materials that do not meet the requirements are not accepted for consideration.